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How bio-based solvents can deliver a greener food sector – by Pennakem


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A bio-based solution to replace petro-chemical-based solvents could bring environmental and safety benefits to the edible oil extraction industry, as well as to the plant protein, natural colorant and aroma sectors. Norbert Patouillard, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pennakem, discusses the extensive R&D that has gone into this innovation, as well as his firm’s commitment to creating a greener future.

The extraction of edible oils, proteins, and natural colorants is often achieved using hexane, a petro-chemical-based solvent that leaves a large carbon footprint and presents a potential health risk to workers. A key issue for the industry has been to find an environmentally-friendly and safe solvent that offers the same levels of efficiency.

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